You know, some weekends are work, work, work...Luckily Mrs. Beeze does the majority of the laundry!
The weekend started with me in the kitchen preparing Thanksgiving dinner...The kids watched the parade, my oldest nursing a serious cold that knocked her for a loop Tuesday afternoon, and kept her in bed for 2 days...
Family came and ate...Not too much family...Which meant lots of leftovers...Everyone left the house with extra food, and we still had plenty to enjoy the rest of the weekend...Plus the turkey stew I made with the dark meat, and the bones, and veggies...It cooked on very low heat for about 17 hours, and then we poured it over some fresh biscuits...Delicious!
Then came Saturday...I made it clear that all I was doing was watching football...First Ohio State at Michigan...It became very clear, early in this game, that neither team was here to play defense...It came right down to the wire...Michigan scores with less then 40 seconds left...42-41 OSU...Michigan coach Brady Hoke decides to try to ruin the Buckeyes' season right here and go for 2...They failed...Seemed like a bad play call, not giving his running QB an option to run it in himself if it's there...Me, I would have played it safe, kicked the 1, and go at it some more in OT...People say OSU would have rolled in OT...Well, the way the game went, Michigan wasn't having trouble moving the ball themselves...Oh well...The Buckeyes undefeated season marches on, looking ahead to Michigan State in the conference championship game...and looking over their shoulder to see if they get jumped by a 1 loss team in the rankings...
Then the "Iron Bowl" came on...Alabama at Auburn...So many of us wanted to see an upset...And with 1 second left, Alabama attempts a 57 yard field goal with a freshman kicker...Their starting kicker (who I won't name because he has already gotten enough hate mail and bad press) missed 3 field goal attempts earlier in the game...The kick was short, and Auburn CB Chris Davis returned it 109 yards for the winning, touchdown...
Fucking Auburn is becoming masters of the exciting big play, big finish...
After the game, Auburn AD Jay Jacobs was already pissing off Ohio State, and Ohio State fans by making his case to jump them in the standings saying it would be "a disservice to college football" if a one-loss SEC champion was left out of the national title game for Ohio State....Fucking balls down there in the South!
I'm not taking a side here, I'm just saying, maybe wait until your school plays Missouri in the SEC title game before you start trying to get into the National Championship game...
Then I watched my Fighting Irish take on Stanford...I didn't expect the Irish to win, but I was glad they hung in there...The fact is, they could have won this game...Like some other games this year, mistakes, and bad QB play got to them...I read a headline that summed up Saturday's game...
"Rees Shows Heart, Not Enough Arm."
I also had myself jumping to the UCLA/USC game...I was actually expecting it to be closer, but UCLA handled the Trojans 35-14...When that one lost it's luster I started checking on the Missouri/Texas A&M game...Missouri won 28-21, putting them into the SEC Championship game against Auburn, and putting that miserable look on Johnny Manziel's face...And I never get tired of that...
It has been a crazy football week...Thursday, I didn't watch the NFL, with the exception of the last 5 minutes of the Steelers/Ravens game...I did watch the Ole Miss/Miss State game...It was an old school backyard brawl, and Miss State pulled 17-10 OT win...From what I heard, it was better then the Lions/Packers game...
Sunday, I watched no football...Had to pick up the slack from doing nothing Saturday...So, we broke out the Christmas decorations and got all that crap started...It's the earliest we've ever done this crap...I don't like going this early, but the kids were excited...Plus the weekends are already getting booked up, plus both the girls birthday's are this month...Our oldest turns 12 Tuesday...Were the hell did the time go!?!
Oh, and I saw the Browns lost to Jacksonville...Jacksonville...that shit is why I quit being a Browns fan!
So, since I'm being Johnny Festive, I figure I end each week's post with a Christmas tune...But I'm gonna try to use some songs that aren't traditional...Here's Dead Sara's "Snow in Los Angeles"
Yeah Oregon...I have you as my number one team...Sure Alabama is still rolling along...But it's easy to roll along when one of the last six teams you've played has a winning record...
2. Florida State
4. Ohio State
7. Fresno State
That's my top ten right now, based on schedule strength, wins, and what I have seen...I watch a damn good amount of college football...Too much my wife would say! Along with a number of the college football talk shows, so I can be aggravated by the talking heads...Pleas keep telling me how great Alabama is...1 of the last 6 teams they have played has a winning record...The media needs to stop giving them points for what they did the last two years..."This is this." It's all about this year...Only this year...
Baylor hits the meat of their schedule now, so we'll see if their high flying, high powered offense can keep it up...Oregon is # 1 because their schedule...People are not respecting how good the PAC is this year...And Oregon's offense showed this week, even after a bad start, and good D, they can take over a game...UCLA is good, and they thought they had the Ducks setup for an upset...Then Oregon rattled off 28 unanswered points....
Sorry Ohio State fans...Yeah, you rolled Penn State...It was only Penn State...Every week two things happen in the Big Ten...Ohio State looks to be getting better...And everyone else looks weaker...The Buckeyes are being dragged down by their conference...And based on what I've seen, of my top three teams, in my opinion, Alabama is the only one Ohio State can take down...Florida State's thrashing of Clemson last week proved a lot of doubters, including me, that they are for real...
-Now onto The World Series...I'm writing the before Game four is played...I want to be able to watch the game, and go to bed...I had a long weekend as we went to visit family out of town...I'll get to that in a bit...I just want to address this idiot obstruction call which lead to the end of game 3...Maybe, the rule was being called, based on how it is written, but if you look at the still pictures of it, it seems like horse shit...
Seriously, who's obstructing who? And how is a guy laying on the ground from diving for a ball, suppose to magically get out of the way for a guy who isn't even in the base path?
And why is the guy who called the Obstruction looking at where the ball went instead of looking at the supposed obstruction that is just now taking place? Jim Joyce sucks balls...I'm not trying to sound like sour grapes, Johnny Boston defender, I'm just calling it like I see it...And I've seen Joyce fuck up a lot of calls, that impacted a number of games over the last few years....Dude sucks!
-So we went out of town...Went to Erie PA...Saw my wife's sister and her family from Boston...Love spending time with my brother-in-law, and their kids...Knocked down plenty beers...Took the kids to Splash Lagoon, an indoor water park...They had a blast, but holy fuck it was expensive...Finnegan stopped at everyone, laid down on his back, and let them rub his belly...Saw the in laws...Saw an old dude who clearly didn't give a fuck about how he parks...
It was a good time, but I hate staying in hotels...All the packing, loading, unloading, unpacking, repacking, reloading, unloading, haven't unpacked yet...And I never sleep well in hotels...Molly slept well, but she still woke up Grumpy Saturday morning...
Shit, that face cracks me up...
-Lastly, Sunday legendary singer, songwriter, poet, rock & roll, icon, and artist, Lou Reed died at age 71...Reed's music was something people either love or hate...His voice was never great, but greatly unique...I was shocked to learn he was 71...Because Lou Reed never seemed old...He was always cool, before everyone else knew what cool was...
I just can’t understand what is going on with the Cleveland Browns. Are they trying to build a winning team, or are they trying to be the laughing stock of the NFL. Trading away Trent Richardson for Indianapolis’ number one when they could have at least gotten another pick from a disparate Colt’s team who where looking for a RB was stupid.
On a side note. Maybe the Browns front office knows what they are doing as they upset the Minnesota Vikings, 31-17.
Ohio State 76-0 over FAMU, Louisville over FIU 72-0, Florida State 54-6 over Bethane Cookman. The fourth quarter of Miami's 77-7 win over Savannah State was shortened to 12 minutes, as mutually agreed upon by both coaches. What more needs to be said about that match-up? Come on now. I think there should be a mercy rule. If a team is down by 40 points going into the 4th quarter, the losing team will get three chances to score from the 50 yard line. If they cannot do so the game will end.
Mariano Rivera Tribute from Yankee players on the Scoreboard and the second one towards the end has Metallica performing live as Mo walks to the pitchers mound
Congratulations to the Atlanta Braves, Oakland A’s, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tiger’s for winning their Division. Congrats to the Reds and Pirates for making the playoffs.
Also, a shout out to the Boston Red Sox. Congrats on a great season. You deserved it. This Yankee fan won’t curse the Red Sox, or insult their fans like the fans of you know who do, even when their team wins the Super Bowl. Nope. Not from me.
Next week, I will have my picks for the Baseball awards.
The Domers got a taste of what it feels like to be outmatched. Like Ohio State and a litany of other hopefuls, their feelings of belonging were quickly put to rest. One person stated it beautifully when they said, “The National Championship Game, where Non-SEC schools go to die”.
But this humor comes as no surprise to teams often unable to beat the Tide. At this point-in-time, it is more like ‘Groundhog’s Day’, where the outcome will always be the same. I could see Bill Murray driving with the ground hog as they go off the cliff, only to repeat the day over and over and with the BCS title still being in the hands of the SEC.
The guy who wore #9 for the Irish was hugely overweight. I quipped that it looked one of his numbers were missing and there should be a 7 or another 9 to make it look right.
The highlight of the evening came when Brent Musburger was fixated with a women, roughly one-third his own age. And considering the score the only question was Cialis or Viagra?
The next controversy, following the game, was a few days later when Johnny Football was partaking of some self-medicating. Instead of Britney’s exposure or a random camel-toe, this story would do.
After such a mediocre season (kidding), why would he be drinking champagne? It isn’t like the media types don’t take chances! See: Brent Musburger.
I can imagine these vultures with their sharp leaded pencils making haste to ruin yet another life. In a sonorous tone, their mighty quills will strike paper like a Thor’s hammer. They will beat this story so hard, that they will reach their sexual highs and then tell you how much they care about the health and safety of young people.
My favorite whipping boy, Bob Costas is finding a way of making it about him. I can imagine steam rising up from his toupe and taking adrenaline just to keep up. For doing what? What all young people do and what he did when he was young. And to allude to us as children, just before he trips over his tricked-out walker. I’ve heard to relax, he watches Beavis and Butthead Across America with his favorite scene being the prospects of a full-cavity search.
Okay another rant here. You all know the show called ‘Operation Repo’, where the young girl, allegedly is actually like 34 years old and they treat her like a kid. Ha!!! Come on now and she is saying expressions like ‘Really’? And then she alludes to Facebook. Like a teenager out past curfew, she sits and pouts. How rich! It must annoy her when Matt’s beautiful daughter is younger and prettier!
I would love to see Matt get his butt beat by the Marine who does the property management stuff. Still, I find it funny when undermines the so-called young girl. Lynda!
Well the weather is beginning to warm up again, reminding me of Tampa, Florida for this time of year. It is getting to the point where people will say, “it hasn’t snowed here for 40 years”! LOL.
In college basketball things are not so settled. With re-alignment the former Big Whatever has chosen another way to describe their conference and even more bizarre is the possibility of conferences going defunct like the old Southwest Conference. I bet Alec Trebec would have difficulty keeping up with all the changes.
What we need is a reality show. We could feature the buffoons of the NCAA trying to keep up with all the drugs, failing grades and now, athletes drinking or getting a milkshake from a booster or assistant coach. The possibilities are endless and probably as entertaining as those two guys in the Sonic commercials.
Speaking of reality shows, how about ones Doctors actually telling people about the side effects of medications. Like with those medications for sex, where they have to talk to their doctors, to see if you healthy enough to have sex. Okay they are pimping a drug to get you in the mood but the people are in two different tubs. Here is an idea, get one big tub!! Or advice like don’t stand in the rain trying to be cute. And don’t try so hard!!
Well enough of sublime silliness. I have Monte Python on speed dial and a miracle ear. You can never start too soon.